XLP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  2. How To Profit From Back To School Spending With ETFs

    August 14, 2013
    With major U.S. equity indexes sitting at all-time highs and emerging markets still in a very deep hole, many on the sidelines ...
  3. Earnings Preview: Gold Miners, Apple, And Aerospace Report

    July 22, 2013
    After a week of both hits and misses, the second quarter earnings season is well on its way and the week ahead will be filled ...
  4. Earnings Reports Will Put These 3 ETFs in Focus This Week - ETF ...

    July 15, 2013
    Investors should pay close attention to earnings reports this week, especially for these three sector ETFs.
  5. Earnings Preview: Banks, Techs, And Healthcare Report

    July 15, 2013
    The second quarter earnings season is well on its way and this week will be jam packed with yet another round of reports. ...
  6. Consumer ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    June 17, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds have taken the market by storm, with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management across more ...
  7. The Week Ahead: Did Wall Street Strategists Jinx Stocks

    March 22, 2013
    Increasingly daring market forecasts should unpleasantly remind savvy investors of the exuberance of Y2K, and the truth is ...
  8. ETFs To Invest Like Warren Buffett

    February 7, 2013
    Warren Buffett hasn't shown much of an interest in ETFs. However, for retail investors, ETFs remove some of the risk of stock ...
  9. The Most Tradable Stock In Each Sector SPDR ETF

    December 11, 2012
    Sector ETFs give you a convenient way to monitor, analyze and trade different sectors of the economy. When the overall stock ...
  10. What's Next for 2012's Top Sectors

    November 29, 2012
    The recent market turbulence has shaken investor confidence but have the market-leading sectors changed? MoneyShow's Tom ...
  11. Bull Vs. Bear - America Will See Another Recession Soon

    October 5, 2012
    The U.S. may be facing a new recession. Low job growth and consumer confidence are signs that things will get worse before ...
  12. Charts Are Aligning For XLU

    October 1, 2012
    Back-and-forth trading with a downward bias permeated markets all of last week as profit-taking pressures proved too difficult ...
  13. The Week Ahead: What Do Sectors Say About the Economy

    September 29, 2012
    Troubling technical signals appear to be confirmed by recent movements in key sectors, driving up the possibility of a ...
  14. The Week Ahead: Did The ECB Put a Floor Under Stock Prices?

    July 28, 2012
    All it took was a few words from Europe's top banker to turn stocks around, but can the momentum last? MoneyShow's Tom ...
  15. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  16. Sector EER: Downward Trends Continue - Cook`s Kitchen

    July 18, 2012
    Since Zacks collects all the earnings estimates and revisions from the Street, we get to compile the data in some unique ...
  17. The Week Ahead: Can Stocks Ignore the World's Problems?

    July 7, 2012
    Technical action in most markets seems to show this week's downswing was only a temporary pullback, which means buying ...
  18. 4 Market-Leading Sectors for Q3

    July 3, 2012
    The technical action in these four sectors suggests that investors should look here as the markets enter the second half ...
  19. The Week Ahead: Will Europe Spoil Apple's Party?

    April 28, 2012
    If this surprisingly good week makes you want to jump back into stocks with both feet, be patient, writes MoneyShow’s ...
  20. The Week Ahead: Will Earnings Revive the Rally?

    April 21, 2012
    Despite recent gains, critical market internals suggest the correction is not yet over, but more upside earnings surprises ...
  21. The Week Ahead: Buckle Up...More Turbulence to Come

    April 14, 2012
    The rough week has caused quite a bit of damage, and a deeper correction is likely. It pays to be defensive right now, but ...
  22. It's Spring...Time to Take Profits

    April 6, 2012
    As the weak season for stocks approaches, it’s probably best to shift your big winners from the recent rally into more ...
  23. 3 Sector ETFs to Watch This Quarter

    April 6, 2012
    Second-quarter sector rotation is likely give rise to new leaders and laggards, and investors can capitalize by waiting for ...
  24. The Week Ahead: Don't Worry About China's Growth

    March 24, 2012
    Economic news from China last week overshadowed improving technicals for in many parts of the market, including the specific ...
  25. The Week Ahead: Individual Investors Not Buying

    March 3, 2012
    There’s lots of cash on the sidelines of this aging rally, but investors should not get caught up in the hype. Instead, ...
  26. The Week Ahead: Does This Headline Scare You?

    February 19, 2012
    Bullish magazine headlines have been the death of many a rising market, and in fact a correction is expected, says MoneyShow ...
  27. Time To Buy Retail?

    February 15, 2012
    If you want to take to the temperature of the U.S. consumer, keep an eye on retail ETFs.
  28. 3 Sectors Leading the Charge

    February 8, 2012
    Investors looking for the market’s strongest sectors should look to materials and industrials, whose strong performance ...
  29. 2011 Winners Struggle In 2012

    January 18, 2012
    These are two stocks and ETFs that are struggling in 2012 after a strong 2011.
  30. Sector Selection Is the Key for 2012

    January 9, 2012
    A proven combination of technical methods that successfully identified the strongest and weakest sectors in 2011 is applied ...
  31. Church & Dwight On Fire

    December 22, 2011
    It's not a sexy name for the holiday shopping season, but Church & Dwight investors are cleaning up.
  32. The Week Ahead: Will the Grinch Steal Christmas?

    December 20, 2011
    The warning flags are up, and time is running out for a solid rally. Be careful, and watch these key indicators over the ...
  33. The Week Ahead: Will the Supercommittee Sink the Markets?

    November 22, 2011
    It could be a couple of weeks until we know the true effect of the latest US debt debate in the markets, but there are still ...
  34. 3 Defensive ETFs with Strong Technicals

    September 1, 2011
    Some of the defensive sectors look like they will continue to show strength, says Michael Thompson, who travels the country ...
  35. 4 Surviving Sectors

    August 18, 2011
    Only four sectors are higher for the year, but RS analysis indicates that a few are likely to outperform in the months ahead, ...
  36. The Week Ahead: For Stocks, The Debt Ceiling's the Limit

    July 24, 2011
    The markets would probably be much more bullish if not for the debt-ceiling debate in Washington, and in fact last week's ...
  37. 3 Sizzling Summer Sectors

    July 22, 2011
    Strong market performance this week has set up favorable risk/reward buying opportunities in top-performing sector ETFs tracking ...
  38. Three Safe Sectors For The Summer

    July 11, 2011
    With uncertainty beginning to creep back into the markets, investors may want to take a defensive posture.
  39. The Week Ahead: Will Stocks and Rates Continue Higher?

    July 3, 2011
    Like markets sometimes do, fortunes changed nearly overnight, and a rally took firm hold all last week. So firm, in fact, ...
  40. Sweet Summer Sectors

    June 26, 2011
    Health care, consumer staples, and utilities have led the market this quarter, and another sector is now emerging as a strong ...
  41. Week Ahead: Fireworks Coming Early?

    June 26, 2011
    Something's got to give as we approach Independence Day, as the quixotic action last week hurt both quick-hit traders and ...
  42. The Week Ahead: Is the Worst of the Selling Over?

    June 21, 2011
    Indicators are mixed, and any number of events next week could tip the scales to the bears or bulls, but sideways trading ...
  43. 6 ETFs You Can Use To Bet Against The U.S. Dollar

    March 7, 2011
    The world is losing faith in the U.S. dollar, but these ETFs can help investors protect their portfolios.
  44. 3 Stocks Yielding More Than Treasuries

    November 4, 2010
    Learn why established companies with solid cash flows and a history of dividend hikes are a great alternative to low yielding ...
  45. Playing America's Two Retail Classes

    September 30, 2010
    We look at segments that cater to both sides of the field, for maximum investing opportunity.
  46. Looking For Safer Stocks? Check Your Pantry

    August 25, 2010
    If the economy takes another dip, consumer staples can provide strong-and-steady growth to any portfolio.
  47. Small-Cap Discretionary Jewels

    June 24, 2010
    With consumer spending starting to grow, some small-caps within the discretionary space could see their shares prices increase.
  48. Sectors That Offer Safety

    May 20, 2010
    After a rough start in May, investors are searching for safety, and two sectors to watch are utilities and consumer staples.
  49. Not-So-Super Markets

    March 8, 2010
    During this "new normal," wholesale clubs are beating grocers at their own game.
  50. The Best Stocks In The Best Sectors

    February 8, 2010
    The best-performing sectors in a market pullback will have the hottest stocks in the rebound.
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